Posts Tagged ‘Meshuggah’

aI want to remind everyone that the Grammy’s do not make a band legitimate or not even though they have tried cleaning up mistake after mistake. The Grammy’s tend to drop the ball when the nods come in for Best rock song, etc. In past years, we have seen the committee get lazy and pick only bands that had been around for decades with cover songs as the songs they have chosen for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental to Jethro Tull instead of Metallica. One of the biggest embarrassments for the academy was the 1989 awarding of Best Metal Performance We have also seen them drop the ball as far as what deserves to be considered for Best Rock Album, but all of that has changed with this years nominees. This year, it seems like things have gotten better with the academy and that they actually woke up. Bands like August Burns Red, Body Count, Code Orange, Mastodon, and Meshuggah were nominated for Best Metal Performance. Metallica received two nods at the show as they were nominated for Best Best Rock Album (Hardwired… To Self Destruct) and Best Rock Song (Atlas, Rise!). Other bands that received multiple nods were Nothing More (Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance), Mastodon (Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album),  and the Foo Fighters (Best Rock Song, Performance). This could be a sign of things to come, but then again this is the academy we are talking about here. The award show airs live on January 28, 2018 on CBS and check out the nods below:

Best Metal Performance
August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Code Orange – Forever
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Meshuggah – Clockworks

Best Rock Album:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Best Rock Song:
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
K.Flay – Blood in the Cut
Nothing More – Go to War
Foo Fighters – Run
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Best Rock Performance:
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaelo – No Good
Nothing More – Go To War

This week we decided to be nice to all of you and give you three Music videos of the week with one for metal, one for rock, and one of the spirit of Halloween. Besides the fact that Swedish metallers Meshuggah challenge your mind mentally with their intricate music, their brand new music video will surely do the same. The band recently released their eighth studio album The Violent Sleep Of Reason last week and now the band has unleashed a music video for their fans to enjoy. The video for Clockworks is constantly unveiling these Deathstar like objects only to reveal the faces of each member of Meshuggah while the music certainly matches the video. Drummer Tomas Haake recently spoke to Loudwire and talked to them about the songwriting saying, “We never jam as a band. We never go to the rehearsal space and mess around; we haven’t done that in 15 years, at least … A lot of times you have a 4/4 beat going, but then you kind of do odd cycles that travel over the bar line. So with that kind of music, it’s really hard for your mind to take those things to their length because it’s not necessarily something that’s natural. You kind of need to take it to the computer.” Check out the video below and check out the album where ever music is sold.

FearPoster2015If you’re a horror fan like me then you dream of conventions and other gatherings like the one Mr. Kirk Von Hammett (Metallica) is providing for us once again. Last year, Kirk debuted his very own Fear Festevil which made it’s debut in San Francisco to great success. This year, Kirk invites all of us once again to partake in all of the fun as the Fear Festevil will make it’s way to San Jose, California from April 10TH through the 12TH in two different locations. Kirk is inviting us to the Winchester Mystery House on April 10TH and then it’s followed with music and more at the Rockbar Theater in San Jose from April 11TH through the 12TH. Here is what is going on according to the website:

On the 10th, guests attending the Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of ‘whodunnit’ mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who! Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special ‘horror royalty’ as they try to crack the mystery open.

On Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th, Fear FestEvil friends heading to the RockBar Theater can expect to see some of the finest pieces in any modern horror collection as Kirk Von Hammett unveils more of The Crypt publicly, before throwing down some heavy music courtesy of Meshuggah, High On Fire, Orchid, Blues Pills, Agnostic Front, and Asada Messiah. SiriusXM Radio’s Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin will preside over proceedings.

Kirk commented as well stating, “It has always been my intention that Fear FestEvil events carry both the weird and the loud and what better way to achieve another extension of what we want to do than eat dinner in a haunted house while solving criminal acts before a weekend of super kick-­ass music?!” For more info on who the guests will be and anything else you might want to know, just visit the website here.